NYU Tandon Bridge Computer Engineering | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

NYU Tandon Bridge to Computer Engineering

A pathway for individuals without a STEM background to a graduate degree in computer engineering and a career in an in-demand field.

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In our constantly evolving society, we expect our computers of all shapes and sizes to meet more complex needs every day. Computer engineers have a leading role in developing the models that drive this advancing technology, placing them at the forefront of innovation. Experts in computer engineering have the opportunity to focus on a broad range of disciplines, including information technology, computer design and engineering, operating systems and networks, computer architecture, and software applications, among others.

Pathway to a Master’s in Computer Engineering

The NYU Tandon Bridge Program is your pathway to pursuing a Computer Engineering Master's Degree at NYU Tandon and a career in this dynamic professional field. The M.S. in Computer Engineering at NYU Tandon is an on-campus, two-year, 30-credit program. Students gain practical experience and a theoretical understanding of telecommunications, networks, and microelectronics industries. By teaching the principles underlying the design and integration of computer components and systems, we ensure students have a base from which to launch critical improvements in the field.

The NYU Tandon Bridge program starts every winter (January), spring (April), and summer (July). Bridge students who wish to apply for a masters degree must submit an M.S. application. For more information please see our Applying to a Master’s Degree from Bridge webpage.

The following topics will be covered within the NYU Tandon Bridge 17-week or 24-week preparatory course for you to acquire the technical background to qualify for select Master’s degrees at NYU Tandon and beyond.

  • Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Number Systems
  • Compilation and Execution process
  • Data types and Expressions
  • Branching Statements
  • Iterative Statements
  • Intro to algorithm analysis and Order of growth
  • Coding functions, Abstraction and Runtime stack
  • Arrays
  • Strings
  • Pointers and Dynamic allocation
  • Logic
  • Proofs
  • Sets
  • Mathematical Functions
  • Introduction to Counting
  • Discrete Probability
  • Induction
  • Recursion
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts
  • File Processing
  • Linked Lists
  • Stacks and Queues
  • Trees and Binary Search Trees
  • Intro to OS Concepts
  • Processes & Threads
  • Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Memory Management
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Overview of OSI/RM
  • Physical layout of networks
  • Application Layer, Network Layer & Transport Layer


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Applying to Bridge

View our How to Apply page for upcoming application deadlines.

How to Apply to Bridge


We are here to help! Call us at 646.997.3623, U.S. Toll-Free at 877.503.7659, or email us at tandon.online@nyu.edu.